The Dalai Lama's Teachings on the Spiritual Path
What does the Dalai Lama think is most important for Americans to know about Tsongkkhapa's lamrim teachings? When the Dalai Lama left Tibet, he personally carried his own copy of Tsongkhapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path (lamrim chenmo). In the 2008, His Holiness opened that very same book and--for the first and only time--taught it to Western audience. Professor Newland will give an overview of Tsongkhapa's treatise and will explore the creative way the Dalai Lama illuminated the text, not merely rehearsing it point by point, but making his own arguments about what is most essential within it. Workshop will be based on the forthcoming Snow Lion book, From Here to Enlightenment: The Dalai Lama's teachings on the Spiritual Path. 4 sessions: 1 Friday, 2 Saturday and 1 Sunday morning.